Members wounded at handshake event

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  1. HoneyRoastedPeanuts

    HoneyRoastedPeanuts Kenkyuusei Retired Staff

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    News is coming in from reliable sources that at about five p.m. today two members of the group (Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna) and one male staff member were wounded at a handshake event in Iwate prefecture.

    The culprit, a 24-year old male, was carrying a small hand saw. Lives of the involved are not in danger. According to a news report over at NHK the concerned are conscious and being treated in a nearby hospital.

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140525/j64577310000.html



    Statement to the press from AKS

    本日、岩手県滝沢市:岩手産業文化センターアピオにて開催されましたAKB48 33rdシングル「ハート・エレキ」35thシングル「前しか向かねえ」の握手会会場にて、AKB48メンバー入山杏奈・川栄李奈、及び会場整理スタッフ1名が刃物を持ったファンに襲われ、手を負傷しました。

     現状、入山・川栄・会場整理スタッフは病院で手当てを受けております。3人ともに命に別状はございません。

     ファンの皆様にご心配おかけしましたことを深くお詫び申し上げます。入山・川栄の症状がわかり次第、改めてご報告させていただきます。 

     なお、川栄と入山は同じレーンで握手会を行っており、被害に遭った。男は一列に並んだレーンから突然襲いかかったという。

    Today, at the "Heart Ereki" / "Mae shika mukanee" handshake event held at the Iwate Industry Culture & Convention Center in Takizawa City, AKB48 members Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna and a staff member were attacked by a fan carrying an edged tool. They sustained injuries to the hands.

    The three are currently being taken care of. Their lives are not in danger.

    We deeply apologize for the worry and distress this is causing the fans. We will further report on the condition of the two members once it becomes clearer.

    Kawaei and Iriyama were part of the same handshake lane. The male culprit was in line when suddenly attacking both members.


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    Continue to check the OP for any upcoming news. Please don't spread rumors.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  2. Dante

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    I'm so freaked out. Praying for the safety of Ricchan, Annin and everyone.
     
  3. Lindsay

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    Wow, hell, I really hope that is wrong.
     
  4. Galaxy Red

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    what the... if the culprit was an anti. it is not funny anymore:fp:
     
  5. Dante

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    I'm seriously raging right now. UGH
     
  6. ame-rin

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    This is messed up. Things will have to change as a result of this incident


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  7. olive29

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    It must be very traumatized for them. I mean, they're only idols !!!!
    The girls' parents must be worried sick..

    Maybe they'll apply a new rule for future HS events
     
  8. oniqlo

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    Is there no any security detail whatsoever to prevent this situation occurred?
     
  9. ame-rin

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    Yeah I don't know if that's really appropriate


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  10. LNK_Tomu

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    Crap!!! Who are these people who go to Handshake events with this in mind? And in Japan!

    Kinda expecting the end of HS events, or a severe tightening of how they work
     
  11. Chrissel

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    I really hope they're all right! This totally ruined my day now :(

    But TBH, I wonder why there's no security-check. Especially in this fandom where some fans show such a crazy affection to some and hate to others (especially now, short before Sousenkyo), I would expect that something like this happens sooner or later. I hope they'll improve security from now on. But I don't want to blame management, I'm sure it's incredibly difficult to handle events with this size.
     
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  12. takatophilip

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    It's about time they implement thorough checks on anyone coming anywhere close to the idols. It's outrageous that someone this pathetic would do this to some defenseless girls. They are probably end up terrified of handshakes and such.

    Those creepy losers shouldn't be allowed anywhere close to a woman ever again tbh. They are ruining it for the rest of the fans who just want to greet their oshimen and be able to get close to them.
     
  14. tokidoki

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    wth... I'm worried sick right now not knowing how serious it is.

    What members attended this handshake event?

    When Sasshi was threatened I thought what if one of these people are sick enough to try it. :(
     
  15. Discothèque

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    I really doubt he would be able to make these tweets after he attacked ricchan and got arrested. Could just be someone on twitter looking for attention.
     
  16. MurasakiSora

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    I'm surprised this kind of incident actually hasn't happened in the past before seeing how there's so many people at handshake events and so one could easily sneak in with a weapon of some kind especially with the amount of antis out there. Still this is messed up. Hopefully their injuries are minor and they're alright. The girls don't deserve something like this happening to them at all. He better get caught for this and hopefully they'll raise security at these events in the future.
     
  17. Lindsay

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    Really hope the girls are okay, and the staff member as well.

    Team K are performing right now - they all look happy, so I guess nobody has told them. That's gonna be awful to find out after their show, I feel bad just watching them all so happy. And awful for all the girls generally - can you imagine going to a handshake event knowing that last time your friend got stabbed.

    Really really hope they will be okay. That is the most important right now. I'm really quite upset. Hope they've caught the sick bastard who did this.
     
  18. Dante

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    There's fuckin' no way this guy is sane. There's fuckin' no way this guy is human. #PrayForKawaei #PrayForAnnin

    (Sorry for the bad language)
     
  19. ryandtw

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    Oh my goodness... That is downright SCARY...

    This is ridiculously wrong... Some violent act in an AKB48 handshake event - have we ever had this before?

    YIKES... Hopefully the members are OK...
     
  20. araishikeiwai

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    Dammit crazy son of a female dog I flipping hate you I'm seriously in rage how could you hurt someone who doesn't even know you she's innocent you freak

    And to think that something like this happened. In Japan. What were those OJS48 doing? Future events will have tighter security I suppose. Hell if they don't tighten the security I don't know whether the girls' parents will allow them to participate
     
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